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Posts posted by SG RED DEVIL

  1. 12 hours ago, lonewolf said:

    I am less optimistic. I say all large scale organised events for the next 6 to 9 months will probably not be held.

    All these events (sporting or otherwise) being pushed to the '2nd half' are probably making the same assumption about COVID-19 that is probably going to be wide off the mark. The expectation that like SARS it will just died off, or with the onset of the summer, the virus will be less contiguous etc.

    Increasingly, if any meaningful comparison is to be made, it is the Spanish Flu which lasted from January 1918 to December 1920 (a full 3 years!) Perhaps, with our current level of medical technology, we can develop a vaccine faster but looking at the outbreak numbers, expecting things to be back to normal by the 2nd half of the year is unrealistic. 

     The economic impact of the virus will also probably last for several years. Race participation is a discretionary expense. In the immediate aftermath, even if races are organised, many may not join if the race fee is what it has been for the last 3 to 4 years. It's hard to justify paying $50 for a 10K race or $80 for a HM when you have other concerns.

    100% agree. Luckily stuck with two events only. Most likely will not join any further this year unless situation is stabilized.

  2. 9 hours ago, beast said:

    Does that mean there are less than 250 signing up for the run? 

    I'm not sure but someone asked at their FB page & they replied yes to go ahead.

    Anyway, not counting my chickens first after seeing so many events either cancelled or postponed so far. Lol...

  3. 5 hours ago, kohpapa said:

    Offical announcement will be better. Cancel or Postpone. Please make sure what is what ok? 2020 Safari Zoo Run (Last Edition) was "Postponed" to 2nd half of 2020 and not "Cancel" hor..

    Even if 2nd half of the run events are to be announced in the near or distant future, some are already shouting OMG! no refund! no signup! hor

    I believe you have misunderstood what i'm saying. No doubt 2020 Safari Zoo was postponed but i'm not talking about this at all.

    This COVID-19 has created chaos  that affected my event Spartan Sprint which was postponed with no date. I'm also not sure if i should register for Spartan Super in Aug & Beast in Nov (to achieve Trifecta) based on current situation. 2nd half year run events i'm referring to ie. TransSingapore, CSC Bay Run etc should i register to take advantage of early bird rate or pay more for late registration?

    Situation does not look bright for this year which i agree with lonewolf. So i'm also adopting wait & see attitude at the moment. Delay my decision to register as long as possible. Cheers.

  4. 3 hours ago, lonewolf said:

    I say >90% cancelled.

    In fact, I think at this point in time, given the current trajectory, it is safe to just assume that NO RACE will be organised until the COVID-19 situation stabilised. 

    2020 will probably go down in history as the 'forgotten year' in sports. A lot of sports league/season/championship will probably have to be abandoned, including the Big One - Tokyo Olympics. 

    Agree with you based on current situation & the way things are going. Definitely create chaos for me to achieve Spartan Trifecta this year. Plus 2nd half of the run events that i'm interested in whether to sign or not...

  5. Date: 10 October 2020 (Sat)

    Venue: Gardens by the Bay

    Distance: 21.1KM, 12.8KM, 6KM, 1.28KM (For kids to 12 years old) & Team of 4 (4 Runners doing 12.8KM each)

    COT:  4Hrs for 21.1KM, 2Hrs 45Min for 12.8KM & 1Hr 45Min for 6KM

    Website: https://www.cscrunbythebay.com/

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/CSCRun/

    Registration: https://metasportevents.net/2020-cscrunbythebay/select_competition

    REPC: 02 & 03 Oct 2020 @ CSC Tessensohn Clubhouse Level4


  6. 10 hours ago, lonewolf said:

    While I may understand why the decision  has to be made to postpone the event, I think it's kind of shi**y that EPIC-ESR does not offer to refund the registration fee. 

    By 'automatically' signing those who registered to an new unannounced date is ridiculous. There is no guarantee that those who signed up for the run for 15 Feb 2020 will be able to make it on the rescheduled date. 

    Given the fluidity of the situation, maybe they overlook this. And I hope EPIC-ESR will honour refund once the rescheduled date is announced. We'll see but given their patchy track record, I will not hold my breadth. 


    8 hours ago, beast said:

    Exactly. I think the immediate concern of many of the runners is a refund, which is common sense and should not have been overlooked. Just adding a simple liner of saying that the procedures for the refund will be made known together with the new date will prevent many of the people asking about it.

    My guess is with the race in 16 days if no change, Marina organizer should have paid all their vendors. So from their point of angle, postpone to a later date is better than full refund. That's why no mentioned of full refund.

    The other reason is not much runners joining this race if you noticed that they keep giving better discounts as compared to loyalist rate till registration suspended. So full refund they will incur heavy losses either way.

    PS: Run for Light & Run for Hope events are going ahead instead of suspension of events from what i am seeing.

  7. On 1/23/2020 at 5:42 AM, kohpapa said:

    Happy Eating and Running - Survive Chinese New Year Feasting Easily

    Chinese New Year is always a fun-filled time with family, friends and food. Amidst the endless gatherings and tempting goodies, it is easy for us to let our hair down and indulge in whatever is presented to us.

    But not without guilt.


    (info - https://www.runsociety.com/food-nutrition/how-you-can-survive-chinese-new-year-feasting-easily/)












    Wishing all - 年年有余 (nián nián yôu yú) means have abundance year after year and prosperity in the new year.


    Wah @kohpapa, i see all these calories my sums all don't add up siah... Lol...

    I wack first & then do my running later to burn.

    Taking this opportunity to wish Kohpapa & peeps " A Happy & Prosperous Huat Huat New Year!"

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